Category: In Retrospect

Evil Dead II

1987 – USA Director: Sam Raimi Starring: Bruce Campbell, Sarah Berry, Dan Hicks Words: Oliver Innocent Sam Raimi’s follow-up to his breakout horror hit The Evil Dead is something of an anomaly in the horror genre; a sequel widely regarded as better than the… Continue Reading “Evil Dead II”

Taxi Driver soundtrack

Taxi Driver – 1976 Director – Martin Scorsese Soundtrack Composer – Bernard Herrmann Words – Joe H. As a 4K restoration of Martin Scorsese’s influential masterpiece is released in the UK, we take a look at one of the film’s standout features – its… Continue Reading “Taxi Driver soundtrack”

Drive

2011 – USA Director: Nicolas Winding Refn Starring: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Christina Hendricks, Oscar Isaac, Bryan Cranston, Ron Pearlman, Albert Brooks Words: J. Senior It seems surreal to be talking about Drive, now over half a decade on from its original release, as… Continue Reading “Drive”

Ran

1985 Director: Akira Kurosawa Starring: Tatsuya Nakadai, Akira Terao, Jinpachi Nezu Words – Christian Abbott Director Akira Kurosawa was 75 when production on this film ended. At this point he was already renowned as one of the greatest filmmakers of the 20th century, with a… Continue Reading “Ran”

The Final Girls

2015 Director: Todd Strauss-Schulson Starring: Taissa Farmiga, Malin Akerman, Nina Dobrev, Adam DeVine Words: O. Innocent Slasher films, by their very nature, have always been ripe for lampooning. Be it the bad acting and awful dialogue, the cheap low budget feel, or the excessive,… Continue Reading “The Final Girls”

Enter The Dragon

1973 – Hong Kong, USA Directors: Robert Clouse, Bruce Lee Starring: Bruce Lee, John Saxon, Jim Kelly, Shih Kien Words: Joe H. An iconic pop culture figure of the 20th century, Bruce Lee’s achievements culturally and cinematically elevated martial arts and the film genre… Continue Reading “Enter The Dragon”